Weltec awarded first contract in Belgium

Weltec Biopower has won its first contract in Belgium, having been requested by NPG Energy to set up a biogas combined heat and power plant in the Limburg region.

The 2.4-MW plant will power around 5,000 households and is set to go live in spring 2014.

The 19 GWh that will be generated every year will be consumed by the Spin-group BV, a company that needs the electricity for its production facilities in which special carpet yarns are manufactured in a demanding polymerisation process.

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The plant concept ensures efficiency in all areas. The generated heat will be utilised directly on site: The digestate will be extracted directly from the 2,000m3 second-stage-digester in order to be dried with the entire heat produced by the plant. The dry fertiliser will then be sold to fruit and winegrowers across the border.

A highly efficient mix from grease separators and a pre-mixed, ready-to-use substrate will account for another major portion of the input. Apart from plant residue, this mix will also contain fats and vegetable waste. Additionally, the two bioreactors of a capacity of 4,700m3 each will be fed with soap water from biodiesel production and cereals prune. This substrate mix is typical for Belgium, where biogas digesters have always been charged with diverse mixtures.

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